When we go to God in prayer and with faith, believing, we can be assured that He will do for us not only more than we ask or desire in prayer, but also even more than our imaginations can perceive. Immeasurably More!!
Paul describes two classes of people: those who live according to the sinful nature and those who live according to the spirit. To live "according to the sinful nature" is to desire, take pleasure in, be occupied with and gratify the corrupt desires of sinful human nature.
To live "according to the spirit" is to seek and submit to the Holy Spirit's direction and enablement, and to concentrate one's attention on the things of God. It is to live consciously at all times in God's presence, trusting him to give us the help and grace we need to accomplish his will in and through us.
All believers, from the moment they accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior have the Holy Spirit living in them. Our hope in the Lord will renew our strength. To hope in the Lord is to trust him fully with our lives; it involves looking to him as the source of help and grace in time of need.
Those who hope in the Lord are promised: (1) God's strength to revive them in the midst of exhaustion and weakness, of suffering and trial; (2) the ability to rise above their difficulties like an eagle that soars into the sky; and (3) the ability to run spiritually without tiring and to walk steadily forward without fainting at God's delays.
God promises that if his people will patiently trust him, he will provide whatever is needed to sustain them constantly. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Completely trusting in the Lord is our hope and our strength!